Pils - Heater Allen Brewing
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
4.61/5 rDev +12.7%
Golden, almost translucent. Thick & sudsy head adds to the overall mouthfeel. Lacing all over the glass. Sweet aroma with a very faint hint of apples/lemon, then earthy/spicy hops. Thick and sweet in the mouth with a very dry finish. Sweet like honey, lemon flavor adds nice acidity. Sharp hop bitterness at the end, perfect balance. Was excited to try this after loving their Hefeweizen last year. Heater-Allen really knows how to brew lagers. Try'em if you can find'em!
11-22-2013 04:28:38 | More by anarchia
3.83/5 rDev -6.4%
Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.
A- One-finger white head. Fluffy and decent retention. Semi-cloudy straw-colored body. Clarity is relatively high. Sticky white lacing. Fine looking beer.
S- Some fragrant floral hops and tad of grassiness. Floral and fruity. Best pilsner aroma I've ever had.
T- Slightly fruity and biscuity. Not super complex flavors, but some bitter hop backbone. Pretty nice, I would enjoy this on a hot day.
M- Surprisingly full-bodied and wet. Carbonation is pronounced.
O- Best Pilsner I've ever had.
03-23-2013 00:55:00 | More by Murrhey
4.48/5 rDev +9.5%
22oz bottle from Belmont Station/maltmaster420. Served in Pilsner glass.
A: Clear straw color with a 1" slightly receding head. A drifting of bubbles. Spot on for the style.
N: Slight floral presence and some dry malt/biscuit. Pine and earth floor. It's very subdued and clean in the way I expect a fresh pils to be.
T: Straight forward hop bitterness with a pronounced spruce/pine and earth tone. Some black peppercorn. Biscuit. This is extremely clean and impressive.
M: Surprisingly full, maybe a tad too much for the style.
O: An excellent representation that's worthy of its accolades. Clean, balanced, and shining. A showcase for the style, and an important reminder how important freshness is for Pilsners.
11-09-2012 17:36:39 | More by writerLJBerg
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
poured from bomber into glass. Pours a great clear straw color with a small head.
Crisp and pristine with really good aromas of crackers, noble hops, and grains. Very good depth and very aromatic.
Really good light body with a delicious crisp feel and flavors of crackers, biscuits and noble hops.
This was a spot on pilsner. Wonderful lighter body and real crisp. It was a real good night capper.
06-28-2012 04:20:36 | More by KDawg
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Bottle poured into pilsener glass.
The nose is a subtle blend of biscuit, earth, and grass. Flavors of lemon, hops, and a hint of honey. Lightly sweet and floral at the outset, it morphs into a dry, hoppy finish that is excellent. Much more body than the typical Pilsener, it is full of carbonation that spritzes the tongue.
This is an excellent Pilsener: not anything overly fancy or overwhelming, but tremendously well balanced, refreshing, and nicely flavorful. A beer I could certainly enjoy again and again.
Thanks to OregonMonster for the trade!
06-22-2012 20:48:45 | More by rinhaak
3.08/5 rDev -24.7%
22oz bottle into tulip pint.
Pours a clear, golden yellow with a fizzy, foamy white head.
Grassy hops and light cracker malt backing in both the aroma and taste. The hops are a bit more prominent in the nose, while the malt is the focal point in the taste.
Medium body, with average carbonation.
A good beer, but I was hoping for just a bit more complexity.
04-07-2012 08:14:18 | More by vkv822
2.53/5 rDev -38.1%
First had: bottle from Beermongers, Portland, OR
Poured into a pint glass at home (this beer traveled a distance indeed), a crystal clear golden yellow; an aggressive pour yielded a huge four finger head, which receded to about one finger, then to a thin patchy layer that retained throughout the session; nice crusty lacing on the glass. Smell of grains, pils malts (surprise!). Taste of sweet pils malt, clean fresh floral hops, grassy, a touch of spice in the aftertaste. I was told this was a highly desirable pils that is unique from many of the others I may be used to, but really it's about the same as any run-of-the-mill Czech pilsner. Not bad, but really not my style. Light mouthfeel, crisp, and definitely highly drinkable: goes down easy and goes well with food. Attractive and drinkable for the style, just really not my thing.
01-08-2012 00:48:04 | More by Rifugium
4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
A: pours out a clear, light gold color, with a fluffy white head.
S: light malts, graham cracker. nice mix of spicy, earthy, and floral hop character. has a slightly sweet aroma, but quite a complex malt aroma.
T: a lot like the aroma. great malt character, sourdough bread, graham crackers, and light malt come through. some honey in there. has a great spicy hop flavor. starts out with just a touch of sweetness, and finishes dry and slightly bitter.
M: medium-thin body, with medium carb. still quite smooth.
O: this is a great pils. I wish i would have picked up more.
10-23-2011 03:26:40 | More by ottovon
Pils from Heater Allen Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.